Job market

Employment study published at last

The switch to renewables could bring about a net gain of over 230,000 jobs in Germany, according to a study by leading research institutes which the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has published after a long delay. The study, seen by “neue energie”, was covered in the magazine’s April issue. Its optimistic message is tempered by the warning that job creation in Germany’s clean energy sector depends on the country’s ability to compete on the global market – which could be under threat.

19 Jun 15, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
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Opinion
Op-ed by Ken Berlin (The Climate Reality Project)

Paris is Critical, But it’s Only the Beginning

Business leaders, NGOs, national governments and citizens all over the world are mobilizing leading up to December’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris (COP21). At COP21 we hope to see critical international action on the global climate crisis. The negotiations are being lauded as our best opportunity yet for national leaders to sign a strong, global emissions reductions agreement.
29 Jul 15, Ken Berlin 1
Economy
Interview

“We offer a view into the entire energy market”

…says Benjamin Low, director of the energy and wind sections of Hannover Messe. In light of this integrated approach, Low does not regard Hamburg or other wind fairs as competitors to Hannover.
20 Mar 15, Interviewed by Tim Altegör 0
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Politics
UK elections

Tories win spells onshore trouble

After the UK elections, the surprising victory of incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron not only threatens Great Britain’s EU membership. Renewable energies and onshore wind in particular, may also face hard times ahead.
12 May 15, Isaac Bah 0
Politics
NER300

Price slump in carbon credits for climate protection

Sales of 300 million carbon allowances to fund European climate-protection projects have ended. With roughly EUR 2 billion generated by the sales, the amount raised under the NER300 funding scheme was far lower than the issuing European Investment Bank had anticipated.
5 May 14, Jürgen Heup 0
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Burma
A new energy system is to boost Burma’s economic upswing. The Southeast Asian country hopes that renewables will supply the power it needs.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
VCPE investments in clean energy had topped the billion-dollar mark each quarter since early 2006, but fell to below this level in the third quarter of 2013. However, things now seem to be moving in a more positive direction once again.
Maintenance and repairs
According to the latest BWE service survey, turbine manufacturers are continuing to provide consistently good maintenance and repair services even though new turbine installations are booming. The run on independent service providers has stopped for the time being.
Scientifically speaking
Can wind provide enough power for all us? Is there a chance that wind energy could replace its “dirtier” competitors? Or are high costs, technical shortcomings and a lack of storage options preventing wind from becoming the primary source of energy in modern countries such as EU member states?

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On the road to Paris - Can a new agreement avert climate catastrophe?

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